What Are the Different Forms of Art?

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Traditionally, art was considered to be mainly paintings and drawings. In more recent times, we have seen new art forms appearing; examples include: street art, graffiti art and digital art. These are the most general or common forms of art that you will hear about in today’s society.

It is difficult to list details of every different known type of art form, because the art is so broad and different people see and experience art differently. To simplify this a little, we can categorize art into two main types: modern art and contemporary art.

Modern art is art created from the 1860s up until 1970 period and can often be recognized with the works of famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso. Contemporary art can be described as “art in our lifetime” or from the 1970s to the present day.